Master's Degree Programs in Network Administration

Master's degree programs in computer networking administration prepare you to oversee the computer networks that so many businesses rely on to function efficiently. Learn more about program options for a master's degree in network administration as well as program prerequisites, class topics and career options for graduates. Schools offering Computer Networking degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

How Can I Earn a Master's Degree in Network Administration?

Many graduate schools offer master's degree programs in network administration. Program titles may vary; some are called computer networking, information systems or another similar name. Programs in information systems may offer concentrations or specializations in computer networking.

To gain acceptance into a master's degree program in network administration, you'll need to have a bachelor's degree. Most schools prefer undergraduates who studied computer science or computer engineering, but you might be able to take courses that cover your gap in knowledge if your degree is in a different area. A grasp of C++, data communications and systems administration is often required. Most schools want you to have earned a minimum grade point average in your previous schooling, and you'll have to submit your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

What Courses Will I Take?

Network administration master's degree program curricula vary from school to school, but you'll generally be required to take core courses that cover network design, systems analysis and information systems management. You'll learn about circuits, microprocessors, inputs, outputs and more. You'll also learn about network security and data management.

Because you'll probably be working with businesses, a large part of your graduate-level network administration education will cover organizational behavior, leadership and other management-related topics. You'll also learn about project management as well as exploring research methods you'll use to formulate your thesis or capstone project.

Can I Learn Online?

Some schools offer a master's degree in network administration or computer networking entirely online. If you choose online learning, your credit requirements will be the same as traditional, campus-based students; however, you may not have as many elective course options as students attending on campus.

Though you may have to buy books and other materials, your lectures, course notes and videos will be delivered online. Most schools list minimum computer specifications, though a strong, reliable Internet connection and a computer capable of accessing videos, message boards and research tools is usually sufficient.

What Kind of Job Will I Get?

Earning a master's degree in network administration, computer networking or information systems prepares you to take on leadership roles in a variety of businesses. You'll be able to oversee network programming and security procedures for corporations or not-for-profit organizations. You could also work in research, development or management in the information technology industry.

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